Now in its 26th season, Waka Huia is an iconic archival documentary series recording the unique stories and histories of Maori for all New Zealanders.
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In this living legacy piece, we honour Mita Mohi, an expert and teacher of traditional Maori weaponry. Through the eyes of his grandchildren we gain an insight into his extraordinary life.
She's nurtured more than 100 children and only lost one, her beloved son. This is a story about the Kohanga Reo movement through the eyes of one of its teachers, Rangikapiua Laskey.
Hes the dreadlocked, barefooted elder from Poroporo, Bay of Plenty. Rapata Kopae (Ngati Rangataua) reveals how he went from having no language to being the main speaker on his marae.
He's the educator who gate crashed a meeting to set up the first designated character school. Pem Bird (Ngati Manawa) reveals why he will do anything to defend his hometown, Murupara.
She's the dancer who revitalised Waikato-Tainui performing arts: Kirimaaku Kihi reveals her inspiration to dance and the hard work required to shape national kapa haka champions.
One of the oldest hunters in NZ, 86-year-old Jimmy Clair from Matamata, reveals how hunting and God saved him from heartbreak and sickness.
Through the eyes of the grandchildren we meet the dynamic duo who shared their own legacy of history and culture with the Gisborne community.
He's the Italian/Maori boy from Porangahau who bared his buttocks to the nation. Piri Sciascia (Ngti Kahungunu) reveals how he came to have so many diverse roles in life.
She's the eldest, living female in the valley of Ruatoki, Bay of Plenty. Kohineoha MacDougall (Thoe) discusses the politics of land, life and her moment with King Koroki.
One Hour Special: We celebrate 50 years of the National Maori Speech Competition with revelations from winners of Pei Te Hurinui Jones (Senior Maori) and discover the trauma, the training and the triumphs.
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